Category: Photography • jf
Two articles excerpted below. The first shows through some photographic examples how many scenes or subjects work best in one aspect ratio and not as well in others. I would like to see all mirrorless cameras have some type of multi-aspect ratio sensors so various aspect ratios can be chosen, all having the widest field of view — instead of having to crop from 3:2 or 4:3, which loses field of view and pixels. Continue reading “Aspect Ratio: What It Is and How It Greatly Affects Composition”
“Why does the sensor have to be this one form of rectangle? It doesn’t have to be. … It could be circular, and capture the entire image circle, and allow you to crop later, so that no matter what ratio you decided to go you weren’t losing a lot of megapixels. As people are choosing more and more different form factors, it’s going to get more and more important to shoot in a wide variety of aspect ratios.” – Tony Northrup, transcribed by Jeff Fenske
Continue reading “(vid) 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1?! Aspect Ratio is VERY IMPORTANT — “Why does the sensor have to be this one form of rectangle? It doesn’t have to be. It could be … circular, and capture the entire image circle, and allow you to crop later… • As people are choosing more and more different form factors, it’s going to get more important to shoot in a wide variety of aspect ratios” – Tony Northrup”
B&H with Matt Frazer from Panasonic, transcribed by me:
Matt: This camera actually uses 5 aspheric elements.
B&H: Glass elements, I might add. No polymer…, just glass.
Matt: They’re all glass. There’s actually 8 aspheric surfaces…. And 2 of them are ED glass. … To go a step further, we were really worried about the quality of the bokeh in the background: those little bokeh balls you get in the background, and all of a sudden you see these concentric rings. Well, we have a new milling technique for molding our aspherics that gets rid of that. So you shouldn’t have any of that funky, onion curl ring in your bokeh balls.
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First Look: Panasonic | Lumix DMC-LX100
Published on Sep 15, 2014
Shop at B&H: http://bit.ly/PanasonicLumixDMC-LX100
The Panasonic LX-100 is the successor to the LX-7. Featuring a 12.8 MP Micro four-thirds sensor and 4K video recording.
Some of these I haven’t heard of, like Pixlr, which works in a browser and is free, which some could find useful.